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Post Date:  Sep 19, 2021

Chicago, IL, US, 60651

Position Type:  Part Time
Requisition Number:  13566
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 9am to 2pm

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. Read more about the incredible recognition that we recieved!


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 


Maintenance Assistants are responsible for:

  • Performs variety of minor or routine plumbing, electrical, carpentry, or mechanical repairs and installations.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance tasks, and checks and replaces light bulbs. Completes routine grounds and vehicle maintenance.
  • Receives and stores maintenance and cleaning supplies.
  • Receives work orders and gathers parts and supplies for expected installation or repair. Inspects requested work to determine if repair or installation can be accomplished independently, or if mechanic or supervisor should be notified.
  • Checks and replaces incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs in lamps, lighting fixtures, and exit signs.
  • Completes routine electrical work such as installing outlets and switches, replacing fuses and wiring connections. Uses modular or pin connections to complete installations of telephones, fax machines, computers, and so forth.
  • Assists mechanic or contractors in complex or large projects by delivering materials to work site, holding and passing tools, cutting materials to specifications, attaching fixtures, and so forth, as directed. Uses small hand and power tools, or table saw as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to follow instructions, read work orders, and complete work logs with basic knowledge of reading and mathematics at a level normally acquired through completion of high school or a GED equivalent.
  • Ability to perform basic repairs, installation and maintenance at a level normally acquired through related training or experience lasting up to one year.
  • Approximately one to three months on-the-job experience necessary in order to become familiar with routine maintenance tasks, and acquire knowledge of equipment locations and operations.
  • Valid local driver’s license, and at least 25 years of age. Must be able to qualify for coverage under Gateway’s corporate automobile insurance policy.

Physical Requirements:

  •  Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds on a regular basis, and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to stand up to two or more hours at a time.
  • Ability to stoop and bend, ability to reach and grab with arms and hands, and manual dexterity to operate small hand and power tools with precision.


Additional Requirements:

As a Healthcare organization, Gateway is in compliance with the State of Illinois COVID-19 executive order requiring that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.  An exemption process is available to individuals that cannot get vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 


Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  •  Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago